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Bandar Seri Begawan - To pass on an unspoiled environment for the future generation, the Government of Brunei Darussalam is committed to protect the environment and over the years the country's institutional and legal foundation on environmental management and police are improving.

Brunei's commitment in environment conservation was raised by Awg Hj Md Rozan bin Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos, Brunei's Permanent Secretary of Development (Administration and Finance) during his opening remark as the chairperson of the East Asia Summit Officials Meeting for the 3rd East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting yesterday.

Read more: Brunei Committed To Protecting The Environment

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BRUNEI has started the process of registering with the World Green Building Council to keep up-to-date with green building technologies around the world and set a benchmark for green buildings in the Sultanate.

Dato Paduka Hj Idris Hj Abas (pictured), chief executive and principal architect of Arkitek Idris, told The Brunei Times in a telephone interview that being a member of the World Green Building Council means they would have to comply with requirements under the council, so designs would be accredited and able to achieve platinum, gold or silver status.

Read more: Brunei to register with World Green Building Council

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OUTGOING German Ambassador to Brunei Dr Thomas C Bruns said despite the Sultanate being a small country, its contribution to the Heart of Borneo in preserving its tropical rainforests is not only "impressive", but is also adding to the fight against global climate change.

"This is something which benefits all nations around the world. Brunei plays a very important role and we appreciate that role," he told The Brunei Times yesterday. 

Read more: Diplomat praises Brunei's climate change efforts

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